Jesus?... If the question were asked to ten different people then ten different
answers would probably be given. The reason!?... some have put their faith in
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and some have not; and the answers can only become clear once
faith in Him begins. But why do the answers matter?
Jesus?" is a deep and profound question that has bountiful answers waiting
to be discovered by those who care to. This
article was written for those that haven’t cared about those
answers in the past but might be searching for reasons why they should now. We pray you'll be blessed and encouraged to
consider Jesus after reading this article and discover for yourself all He
you ever heard of Jesus? If so, what
have you heard? Besides what you may or
may not have heard - have you ever investigated the claims of Jesus in the
Bible for yourself? There are many reasons why someone should investigate the
claims of Jesus. For some, the reason may simply be to
discover who He is?, what He said?, or what difference He makes in our world? But let's consider just one reason at this time...LOVE.
can stir all kinds of emotions (good and bad) in people depending on life experiences.
Think about it - have you ever been hurt
by "love"?, Ever had your heart broken?, Ever broke someone else's
heart? - If you answered "yes" you're not alone; most people can. The problem with human love is sin. Sin invades, penetrates, decays, affects, and
even kills human life everyday whether we are aware of it or not, and because
of it, human love is tainted by it.
you know the Bible says "Love never fails" (ref: 1 Corinthians 13:8)? So let’s
consider this! - If the Bible is supposed to be “The Word of God”, and “True”,
then why does love fail us so often? - Is the Bible wrong? Of course not!
But consider this, love never fails when it is a Perfect kind of love, and since mankind is affected by sin, and our
human love is tainted by it, it causes us to fail one another. So it is sin
that fails us, not God’s Word! - And sin
can fail us in every area of our lives; even unto death (Romans 6:23).
there is good news!! Jesus Christ is
that Perfect Love that will NEVER
fail us and He desires everyone (including you) to come to Him and receive it
[receive Him] for themselves. But what
is meant by, "Jesus is that Perfect Love"? If you’ve never read or even picked up a Bible
before its okay; please continue reading and bear with me as I try to
me start by pointing out a couple things: First, the Bible tells us that God is
love (1 John 4:16) (emphasis added).
Second, Jesus claimed He and God were “One” (John 10:30). Okay stay with me…. So again, if the Bible is
“True” - how can anyone begin to understand what love is without knowing Jesus? Do you want to know real love? – Then I'd encourage you to start with learning more about Jesus.
addition, the Bible tells us that love is patient, love is kind. It does not
envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love
does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,
always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres and never fails (1 Corinthians
13:4-8). Does your love match the
biblical definitions just described? Have you ever been impatient? Ever been rude? Ever thought about “you” more than others? Ever gotten easily angered? Don’t worry; most people have at some point
in their lives. I know I have! I guess the Biblical description of love helps
prove the point that human love really is tainted by sin! So where does that leave us? Well, if God is love, then isn’t it
reasonable to consider that the characteristics of love described in the Bible also
embody the character of God? - Just a thought as you consider Christ.
closing, I want to thank you for reading this far, and leave with a couple more
thoughts for you to consider. First, The
Bible tells us that Jesus demonstrated His own love for us by dying for us even
when we didn’t deserve it (Romans 5:8). It’s
hard to imagine the depth of that kind of love isn’t it!? After all, I think we can admit that we have
failed to love others as we should during those “not so great” moments in our
lives. But the Bible said Jesus died for
our “not so great” moments even though we
didn’t deserve it…That’s Mind-blowing! - What thoughts do you have as you
consider Jesus dying for all the “not so great” moments you may have had?
you consider Jesus, consider why He died? - He died to destroy death because
sin leads to death. He died to set you
free, free in Him, and give you a gift of eternal life if only you would come
to Him to receive it (Romans 6:23). He
died to pay a debt we could never pay on your own for all our “not so great”
moments. He died to reconcile us to God and
give us eternal life with Him by faith if only we would believe and call upon
His name. He died to demonstrate just
how much He loves you & me! And He
died to give us the chance to humbly say “we can’t” and offer Him thanks because He
final thought, Jesus desires a relationship with you. His love is
unconditional. It doesn’t matter who you
are, what you’ve done, or what you’re currently doing. No matter your past, or your present, consider
reaching out to Jesus for your future and getting to know Him…
Jesus?... Why not?
again for reading my friend,
and all your friends @ ChristianCo Inc.
Note: Scripture references above are from the New International Version Bible.
Do you want to get to know Jesus but don't know where to start? If so, click HERE. Or call me at (843) 766-1318 and we can talk more.
Look at the picture. What do you see? Do you see love?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16 (NIV)